Weber (Urbach)*

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Weber (Urbach)*
Веберъ (Urbach)*
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Johann Ernst Wäber [sic] & Mar. Elies. Scheidelmann were married on 23 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Anna Catharina Weber, daughter of Johann Ernst Weber, was baptized on 22 May 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.

Ernst Weber, a carpenter, his wife Maria, and daughter Anna (age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 3 July 1767. Ernst died after arrival in Urbach, and his widow remarried to Andreas Spindler.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Ernst Weber came from the German region of Isenburg.

The 1767 census records that his widow Maria Elisabeth came from the German village of Erbstadt in the Hessen region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Weber family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #575, #1291.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 281.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2317.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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